High potential for wildfires across Texas for several days
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Extreme high heat and dry conditions are serving to create the potential for excessive wildfires across much of Texas, according to officials. On Tuesday, a report citing officials with the , noted that even though thunderstorms are predicted this week, from those storms could spark ignitions of fire. Between July 8 and July 10, forty-three new wildfires were recorded across the state. The report also noted the potential is high for wildfires to erupt near the cities of , Tyler, , and .
Also on Tuesday, temperatures in the city of Tyler hovered at 102 °F (38.9 °C) for most of the afternoon. As of Wednesday, thehas a heat advisory in place across portions of southern Texas.
- Leighton Chachere. "High wildfire potential continues with drought and heat" — , July 12, 2022
- Isabel Martins. "Weather Forecast: Scorching Temperatures Rise to 110 Degrees in Texas" — , July 13, 2022